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Old 06-27-2020, 04:57 PM   #1
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Any ideas what i can do to fix this without tearing out the shower?

shower drain never backs up, but pipe below it does leak below shower floor and only when taking shower. See pics.

The drain must be leaking. It gets wet inside that wall and with long showers, it leaks out onto the finished floor.

Pic 2 is the lower part of that wall you see in the other pic (red box). With that blue plastic wall cover removed.

wet with every shower where the yellow X is and then gets wet where the black X is with longer showers. shower drain is just a few inches higher and never backs up.

This shower was installed over 10 years ago and this issue just started happening in the last 8 months. Started shortly after i had the outside sewer line replaced and tenant moved in at same time. maybe coincidence. Maybe previous tenants never took long showers.

The other day we did run a snake down the shower drain at least 10 feet. that is well into the new sewer line that was replaced about 8 months ago. Its still getting wet as mentioned above after snakeing.
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Any ideas what i can do to fix this without tearing out the shower?

Hire a plumber.



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You should try my credit card trick.


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I especially like the expand-o-foam under the shower pan.

Maybe just use some more of that.
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Open the ceiling apply a half inch of silicone where it’s leaking. Cover with new drywall and mud and repaint. Silicone cures better in the dark, prevents oxidation. Give it a good two days to cure before use.
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im thankful that you pointed out where the shower drain is so i wouldnt be confused. i also love the 1970s padded toilet seat. thanks. as for the leak, i dont care. shops closed.
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Are you positive that the pic with the green writing and arrow stating that is the shower drain is actually the drain? That could be the vent. Smoke test it to find the leak.
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im thankful that you pointed out where the shower drain is so i wouldnt be confused. i also love the 1970s padded toilet seat. thanks. as for the leak, i dont care. shops closed.

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what a schithole of a bathroom, probably the only time the floor gets cleaned is when the shower leaks on it and you wipe it up..
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